ACI-NA Centerlines Live

Print Print this Article | Send to Colleague

Clearing Customs? There's an app for that at Houston Airports: International travelers can now use their smartphones to submit declaration forms at Houston airports, the latest effort to expedite entrance into the U.S. as more international fliers call on Houston. Mobile Passport Control was introduced last week at Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports. Read the full article >>

Phoenix airport now posts TSA wait times: Few things set airline travelers off more than seeing a snaking security line as they approach a TSA checkpoint. Now, the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix hopes to take out any element of surprise — and reduce travelers' stress — by posting TSA wait times on its website and flight information monitors at the airport. Read the full article >>

McCarran airport envisions glitzy future as hub for international flights: The director of aviation for Clark County envisions a glitzy future for McCarran International Airport. The airport is in the midst of a $51 million project that will double the number of gates available to international air carriers, aimed at attracting additional visitors from around the globe who tend to stay longer and spend more money than domestic travelers. Read the full article >>

American Airlines weekend technology transfer appears to go well: American Airlines Group Inc., which over the weekend surmounted a major information-technology challenge, said Sunday it was "really pleased" with the transition but isn’t "declaring mission accomplished yet." Read the full article >>

Fear of flying: GOP lawmakers worry about security gaps at Cuban airports: In pursuing his historic opening of relations with Cuba, President Obama has frequently pushed legal and political boundaries. Now congressional Republicans are up in arms about another such initiative: an airline travel agreement they say exposes the United States to dangerous security gaps at Cuban airports. Read the full article >>

Air Canada Rouge to open second direct North Africa route in 2017: Air Canada will extend its international reach to North Africa in 2017, the airline announced Sept. 28. The airline’s leisure travel subsidiary Air Canada Rouge will operate the routes, utilizing Boeing 767-300ER aircraft configured with 282 seats. Read the full article >>

United may delay plans to introduce a basic economy fare: United Airlines has apparently delayed plans to introduce a new, low price, no-frills economy fare class to complete with discount airlines like Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines, according to a recent message to employees. Read the full article >>

Hurricane Matthew jumbles flight plans in Houston, other airports: Hurricane Matthew's threat in the Caribbean Sea is beginning to generate ripple effects in the form of flight cancellations at airports serving the popular vacation region, including Houston. Read the full article >>

Mother sues airline for flying 5-year-old son to wrong city: A woman has filed a lawsuit against JetBlue Airways for mixing up her 5-year-old son with another boy and flying him to the wrong city. Read the full article >>

American Airlines' new uniforms cause hives and headaches for some workers: For the first time in about 30 years, American Airlines 80,000 employees are sporting new uniforms. But flight attendants are complaining that the material in the clothes, which were rolled out Sept. 14, is giving them hives, rashes and headaches. Read the full article >>

United airport lounge goes booze-less in Newark: Airlines often frustrate road warriors with delays and cancellations. But last week United Airlines did something more egregious: it temporarily stopped serving free booze at two of its lounges. Read the full article >>

WestJet apologizes after cancelling Toronto to London flight twice this weekend: WestJet is apologizing to about 260 passengers after a flight from Toronto to London was cancelled twice this weekend due to maintenance problems. Read the full article >>

LOT Polish Airlines to fly from Newark starting in April: LOT Polish Airlines will begin flying from Newark Liberty International Airport on April 28. The carrier revealed its intention to begin flying from Newark earlier in September during a broader expansion announcement, but LOT had not revealed a start date for the service. Read the full article >>



Back to ACI-NA Centerlines Live

Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn